|King Louis XVI of France is led to the guillotine, Jan. 21, 1793|
“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” - VoltaireAdaptive Curmudgeon changed his tagline and explains why. It's worth reading. I do wonder if we have a real problem though. There is lots of noise on the internet, but how many people subscribe to that noise? I like to think that most people have real lives and don't have time for the nonsense that is flowing over the optic fibers. On the other hand, people who listen to the noise are more likely to vote, so we they might be driving us to hell.
Glenn Arbery has a related post about the relations between politics, education and culture.
P.S. Voltaire died in 1778, a few years before the French Revolution got started in 1789.